Wrestling Isn't Wrestling

I've been a big fan of Max Landis ever since I saw his excellent parody of the Death and Return of Superman. Now he's returned with a new short film called Wrestling Isn't Wrestling,  The film is a parody that zips through Triple H's career as 13 time world wrestling champion but what is more interesting is his incisive breakdown of how wrestling is more than just wrestling; it's a powerful and exciting storytelling medium. He opines that humans crave melodrama and that's why humans crave fiction as it simulates bigger emotions and larger narratives. The human capacity for empathy is astounding and we love watching people grow, change and struggle. Thus Wrestling Isn't Wrestling... it's... life.